https://www.miningweekly.com
Africa|Business|Construction|Energy|Engineering|Power|PROJECT|Renewable-Energy|Resources|Services|Siemens|Solar|Turbines|Solutions|Turbines
Africa|Business|Construction|Energy|Engineering|Power|PROJECT|Renewable-Energy|Resources|Services|Siemens|Solar|Turbines|Solutions|Turbines
africa|business|construction|energy|engineering|power|project|renewable-energy-company|resources|services|siemens|solar|turbines-company|solutions|turbines-person

Siemens Gamesa wins big Ethiopia wind farm contract

22nd January 2021

By: John Muchira

Creamer Media Correspondent

     

Font size: - +

Spanish renewable-energy company Siemens Gamesa has won a contract to implement a 100 MW wind power project in Ethiopia, a development that will increase its footprint in Africa.

This will be Siemens Gamesa’s first wind power project in the Horn of Africa nation.

The 100 MW Assela wind farm will be located between the towns of Adama and Assela, about 150 km south of the capital, Addis Ababa.

The wind farm is expected to power over 400 000 Ethiopian households and prevent the release of more than 260 000 t of carbon dioxide emissions a year.

“Siemens Gamesa is intent on expanding its leadership across Africa and, in turn, help a growing transition to green energy across the continent. So, we are extremely pleased to begin work in Ethiopia and look forward to collaborating with both State-owned Ethiopian Electric Power and the country to continue to promote their drive to install more renewables and meet transformational energy targets,” says Siemens Gamesa Onshore Southern Europe and Africa CEO Roberto Sabalza.

Ethiopia has set an ambitious target to meet 100% of its domestic energy demand through renewable-energy sources such as wind, solar, hydro, biomass and geothermal by 2030.

Studies have shown that the country is endowed with abundant resources, particularly wind, with potential capacity of 10 GW. The installed wind generation capacity currently stands at 324 MW.

According to a Wood Mackenzie forecast, about 2 GW of wind generation will be installed in Ethiopia by 2029.

The Assela wind farm will comprise 29 SG 3.4-132 wind turbines and is expected to be commissioned by the start of 2023.

The project will generate about 300 000 MWh/y. Siemens Gamesa will provide full engineering, procurement and turnkey construction.

The Assela wind project will be financed by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Danida Business Finance, adding to a loan agreement signed between the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation and Danske Bank.

Ethiopia’s National Electrification Programme, launched in 2017, outlines a plan to attain universal access by 2025, with off-grid solutions for 35% of the population.

Siemens Gamesa is among the global leaders in the wind power industry, with a strong presence in all facets of the renewable-energy business – from offshore, onshore and services – and boasts more than 107 GW installed capacity across 90 countries. In Africa, the company operates in ten countries.

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

Comments

Showroom

Schauenburg SmartMine IoT
Schauenburg SmartMine IoT

SmartMine IoT has been developed with the mining industry in mind, to provides our customers with powerful business intelligence and data modelling...

VISIT SHOWROOM 
Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD
Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD

For over 30 years, Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD has been designing, manufacturing, supplying and maintaining specialist...

VISIT SHOWROOM 

Latest Multimedia

sponsored by

Photo of Martin Creamer
On-The-Air (01/03/2024)
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer
Magazine video image
Magazine round up | 01 March 2024
1st March 2024

Option 1 (equivalent of R125 a month):

Receive a weekly copy of Creamer Media's Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine
(print copy for those in South Africa and e-magazine for those outside of South Africa)
Receive daily email newsletters
Access to full search results
Access archive of magazine back copies
Access to Projects in Progress
Access to ONE Research Report of your choice in PDF format

Option 2 (equivalent of R375 a month):

All benefits from Option 1
PLUS
Access to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa for ALL Research Reports, in PDF format, on various industrial and mining sectors including Electricity; Water; Energy Transition; Hydrogen; Roads, Rail and Ports; Coal; Gold; Platinum; Battery Metals; etc.

Already a subscriber?

Forgotten your password?

MAGAZINE & ONLINE

SUBSCRIBE

RESEARCH CHANNEL AFRICA

SUBSCRIBE

CORPORATE PACKAGES

CLICK FOR A QUOTATION







sq:0.182 0.213s - 91pq - 2rq
Subscribe Now